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Flag for New Zealand May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

Max view in Christchurch
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5:13 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Christchurch: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:13 PM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:50 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes

Location

May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Christchurch, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:10 PM May 165:13 PM May 165:55 PM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:32 PM161°South-southeast26.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:27 PM148°South-southeast21.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:29 PM135°Southeast15.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 4:11 PM127°Southeast9.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:53 PM120°East-southeast1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 5:10 PM117°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ChristchurchMay 16 at 5:13 PM116°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Christchurch would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:55 PM110°East-southeast6.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:50 PM101°East-southeast16.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Christchurch (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Christchurch.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Christchurch

Eclipse Visibility from ChristchurchVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarPartial
Total
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
Partial
2022May 16LunarPartial
Total
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
Partial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
Partial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Christchurch, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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